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McCamey, Texas

Before 1925, only a lone boxcar occasionally stood on the siding at this featureless site. Then an oil driller named McCamey hit a gusher. In less than a year, McCamey was a brawling boom town of 10,000 housed in tents and hastily constructed buildings.

Much quieted, McCamey today is still a center of oil activity and is a livestock shipping point for surrounding ranches. In addition, a growing number of wind turbine generators on the surrounding mesas make McCamey the wind energy capital of Texas.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Things to do near McCamey, TX

Overland Trail Museum

Named for historic trail that once passed its front door, small museum was former home, office and shop of Nick Mersfelter, e...

Fort Bliss

U.S. Army post established in 1848 as defense against hostile Native American tribes and to assert U.S. authority over lands ...

Seminole Canyon State Park Camping

Facilities at Seminole Canyon State Park include the park interpretive center, with exhibits relating to the history of the c...

Medallion Home

City's oldest existing structure; first built about five miles south of town on the four-section claim of W.H. Seastrunk in 1...